Two exceptional buildings win RIBA national architecture awards

Lecture Theatre, The West Wing, Sad Business School, Oxford

Lecture Theatre, The West Wing, Sad Business School, Oxford - Credit: Archant

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has given a 2013 RIBA National Award to a theological college chapel and the new wing of a management school in recognition of architectural excellence.

The winning buildings in Oxfordshire are Bishop Edward King Chapel, Cuddesdon, Oxfordshire, by Niall McLaughlin Architects, London NW5 and The West Wing, Saïd Business School, Oxford, by Dixon Jones, London N1.

These among 52 buildings in the UK and Europe which have received RIBA Awards. The shortlist for the RIBA Stirling Prize, for the best building of the year, will be drawn from these RIBA National and EU Award winners.

RIBA President Angela Brady says, “The RIBA Awards set the standard for great architecture in the UK, so it is wonderful to see three national and four regional award winners in the South. These are projects that represent architectural excellence on a national level, projects that go beyond the brief and exceed the client’s expectations. Investing in good design for our towns and communities is vital; even in hard times we must continue to create vibrant and inspiring buildings and places for future generations to use and enjoy. This year’s winners are hugely exciting and I wish the RIBA National Award winners the best of luck as contenders for architecture’s Oscars - the RIBA Stirling Prize.”